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Flirting with Disaster
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by Carina Hoskisson

"You try saying Schlichtings!"
4 stars

Flirting is worth seeing for the supporting performances.

Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette play the Coplins, recently blessed with a bouncing baby boy, and unable to name him. Well, Nancy Coplin is ready to name him, but Mel (Stiller) in true neurotic form can't get behind his insecurities about his own adoption to decree a nomer. Mel, with Nancy's support, sets about to find his roots so he and his wife can name their child and begin to have regular sex again.
What sets Flirting apart is its stellar performances from its supporting cast. Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore, Tea Leoni, George Segal and Lily Tomlin turn in a fantastic bunch of charaters which make the film zing. I found Moore, in particular, a great deal of fun.
Flirting does fall apart plot-wise, and it can seem endless. The writing could have used some tightening up, but I enjoyed Flirting. The predicaments were inventive enough to keep it interesting, although sometimes it got a bit long.

Yes, Tea Leoni can act! Brolin does lick armpits! People make acid!

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originally posted: 11/11/98 02:53:12
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User Comments

3/19/12 RLan Its okay, but its not a movie I'm going to remember for long. 3 stars
1/13/08 mb Big names but movie has no substance or worth. 2 stars
10/20/06 AnnieG You will find yourself trying to explain this film to others and not being able to. 3 stars
7/12/06 Agent Sands A very plain, quirky-but-earthy comedy. 4 stars
8/01/05 tatum A bunch of people screaming at each other for 90 mins 1 stars
5/24/05 Jake Hilarious! 5 stars
2/13/05 Jeff Anderson An original & brilliant comedy! All the actors are brilliant, but Leoni's REALLY STOOD OUT! 5 stars
8/15/04 R.W. Welch Not a lot of zip to it but a few chuckles here and there. 3 stars
7/20/04 April Gupton love it 5 stars
7/08/04 J Cadiramen Bizarre... funny, but for all the wrong reasons. 3 stars
4/17/03 mr. Pink Hilarious sometimes, but not THAT good. 4 stars
9/01/02 movie guy GREAT 5 stars
8/10/02 karen goldstein freakin funny movie - entire cast awesome!!! 5 stars
7/06/02 The Bomb 69 wow, this movie was all over the place, but in the end it made sense 4 stars
6/20/01 Phil M. Afficianado When it's this wacky, it's going to be a real treat or a total disaster. A+ entertainment. 5 stars
2/12/01 Jake One of the funniest, most enjoyable films I've seen. 5 stars
2/05/01 Classcidog F__ing funny 5 stars
6/08/00 Elvisfan Funny as anything and very well cast; Jenkins & Brolin were esp. great 5 stars
6/26/99 Ed Wood see it - you'll laugh your ass off - what a cast! 5 stars
4/14/99 Jon Jackson FUNNY! 5 stars
4/11/99 Alonzo (alc311@hotmail.com) Funny movie. It's the one that made me started noticing Ben Stiller's talent 5 stars
9/26/98 Maegs A good understated comedy. 4 stars
9/15/98 Chuck-D I wish I knew why so few npeople liked it. It was incredibly done. Funny as hell 5 stars
9/15/98 Negative Creep Stiller at his Best Too bad no one noticed 4 stars
9/14/98 Badass Funny shit. Tea Leoni- arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! 5 stars
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